WEEK 29 + 30

Okay this is going to be a super quick update for my blog readers who are wondering where the hell I have dissappeared to. Sincerely, I have NO IDEA  where the past two weeks have gone, I know that sounds so bad, but really when I look into my diary, during week 29 I did A LOT and that is with no exaggeration, then during week 30 I spent my time feeling nearly the worst I’ve felt in many years (no it wasn’t the flu or anything) I had this strange pain in the back of my nexk, not blood pressure, that went through my shoulders and crippled me from either seeing. Still don’t know what it was, baby seemed all fine, however, I am sooo glad that it’s all over now. So as a recap, I generally can’t put a detailed source of what had/has happened the past two weeks, as it has just flown by, however, let’s have a look at where we have arrived size wise etc. for week 30.

I actually went for a scan at week 30, and found out my little darling is already weighing in at 3.3lbs! A chunky little monkey like daddy (as my MIL tells me). Baby is already heads down, and was doing some kind of aerobics as I watched in real time on the 4D scan (the only picture I caught baby was actually holding it’s foot to it’s head, so cute). I’m taking it as a sign that I’m doing a pretty good time at baking this baby because head circumference was measuring at 31 weeks + although I definitely cannot be that far along in the pregnancy, so we took it that little one is just prepping for the grand exit. Apart from that, all seems good and fingers crossed everything stays good, healthy and happy! And how was I feeling? Well TIRED for one, the slightest things exhaust me now, yet I am very proud of the fact that I am still incredibly active and I’m trying to keep my energy intact so I don’t get lazy – although who can be lazy with a toddler? I also have taken another break from the gym as it just wasn’t really working out for me, however, I will be be back soon. Until then I’m just ‘enjoying’ time off by actually keeping physically so busy at home, I have SO MUCH to do and so little time.

So yes, for those of you who may have thought I fell off the planet earth, I didn’t I was actually just trying to survive week 30, thankfully now I am back in form and I hope that I don’t have to experience something like that again! Oh and that cute littel 3D scan you see up there, yep that’s right, that sure is baby Moldovan #2! 🙂

WEEK 4 baby battle 

So as promised every week I’m going to be doing my general stats for this pregnancy vs. the stats for this time last pregnancy. As you’ve probably heard, every pregnancy is soooo different so this isn’t really a comparison, yet more of a fun ‘spot the difference’to see how much one pregnancy can differ to another. 

So I found out I was pregnant with both pregnancies during week 4. 
Pregnancy with Ayan +ve test: 4 weeks + 1 day. 

Pregnancy with baby #2 +ve test: 4 weeks + 3 days. 

I’d actually been trying for baby number 2 for a while and when it wasn’t happening I just kinda gave it a break, however, one Saturday after a week of Ayan having abnormal behavior, saying ‘baby’ continuously, I decided to go out and buy a test, by this point it seemed like standard procedure of every month anyways. And of course it came out with a strong positive straight away, totally giving credit to that old wives tale about how babies can tell when you’re pregnant – true story guys. 

Weight when I found out I was pregnant with Ayan: 57.8kg 

Weight when I found out I was pregnant with baby #2: 49kg 
Massive difference there, I never really looked fat back then, must have been puppy fat or something, but I was indeed almost 10kg heavier! Crazy right! 
My height (for those who asked): 158cm 

How I felt: with both of the pregnancies at this point I didn’t really feel anything except for maybe bloated, or water retented, just like when the time of month is about to make an appearance, to me there really wasn’t much difference, although, I know many women feel so many other symptoms this early on. Wasn’t the case for me (thank God). 
Diet: unhealthy with both! I always have a mini binge week before every period, if you’re a woman you’ll know what I mean. And as my ‘symptoms’ were just ‘period symptoms’ I kind of didn’t sweat it and was just eating junk. 
 Vitamins: I was taking folic acid already when I found out that I was pregnant with Ayan as I was actively trying. And I will be writing a future blog post on WHY folic acid is so important in first trimester. 

With the second pregnancy I wasn’t taking any type of vitamins, however I was taking L-carnitine pre-workout, which I stopped taking as soon as the test came out positive as not enough research has been carried out on taking this amino acid during pregnancy. 

So as you can see WEEK 4 generally is quite a boring week on the outside as we barely register we are pregnant but not on the inside, to see what’s happening on the interior and baby’s development, check out my other post on WEEK 4! 

Dragging through first trimester 

I know many of you are wondering if I fell of the edge of the earth, where have I disappeared to? Etc. So firstly I’d like to begin with the fact that I’m here and I’m back! I know you haven’t heard from me for a while and I’m sooo sorry for that but honestly those who told me that my second pregnancy was going to be easier, lied! Let’s just say one thing, me + first trimester do. Not. Go. However, I’ve been hanging in there and it’s slowly slowly it’s getting better, and if this pregnancy is anything like my first then by 14 weeks I should be back in action and full of that pregnancy glow (well as glowy as it can get) 🙂 okay but seriously guys, I’ve been so sick, I haven even been working out and I feel terrible! However, I’m going to get back that gym membership this week and we are totally going to get back on it! And I know you’ll all be curious to how I look now, so even though I’ve done absolutely nothing I’ve managed to get some body snapshots of how I look, so I’ll be uploading those too! 
But anyways, without rambling this is just a quick apology post and a post to announce that I am Back with the pregnancy series and I will be posting some awesome stuff and keep your fingers crossed for me that this little peanut keeps mummy happy and healthy and no so sickly anymore! 

If there’s anything specific you want me to post about, then don’t forget to mail me and let me know! 

Kisses O X O X